For Immediate Release

Bayer MaterialScience LLC welcomes Steven Sternberger to Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties team

Bayer MaterialScience LLC welcomes Steven Sternberger as industrial marketing manager for coatings in the Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties business unit.

 Pittsburgh, June 16, 2011 — Bayer MaterialScience LLC has appointed Steven Sternberger industrial marketing manager for coatings in the Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties (CAS) business unit.

In this role, Sternberger leads the CAS team’s efforts to meet evolving coatings requirements for industrial, construction, automotive, corrosion protection and specialty customers.

Prior to joining Bayer, Sternberger was the director of marketing for industrial coatings at PPG Industries. With 30 years of marketing and sales experience in many segments of the coatings industry, including architectural, construction, corrosion protection, industrial and powder coatings, he brings an external market perspective to the CAS team.

“We know that Steven’s extensive experience in the industry will benefit our CAS team, as well as our customers,” said Rich Sabatine, vice president, Global Key Accounts and Industrial Marketing, CAS, Bayer MaterialScience LLC.  

Sternberger graduated from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business with a master’s degree in business administration. In 2010, he was named the Business to Business Marketer of the Year by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Business Marketing Association.

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,700 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2010 sales of 10.2 billion euros. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, excellence in corporate management, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

Contact:
Bill Allan, Phone: 412-777-5200 [Call: 412-777-5200]
E-mail: bill.allan@bayer.com

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties business unit, call 412-777-3983 [Call: 412-777-3983] , or visit www.bmsnafta.com.

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Media Contact(s)
Name:    Bill Allan
Phone:    412-777-5200
Company:    Bayer MaterialScience
Email:    bill.allan@bayer.com